Programm – Friday 25.08.2017
The Vegan Summer Festival Berlin offers 30 free lectures/talks on various aspects of the vegan lifestyle.
The stage program entertains with live music, DJs, cooking shows, a fashion show and much more.
Most of the presentations are in German. Talks by English speakers are marked.
Blogger and former chair of the Vegan Society
This is a talk for those curious about veganism. Edward dispels the myths about protein, the importance of vitamin B12, the reasons why people become vegan and coming out (as a vegan). Edward wants you to maximise and enjoy your life.
Edward became vegan over four years when he examined reality and our conditioning. Since then he has been on an epic quest, starting with a recipe food blog (www.ethivegan.com), becoming the Chair of The Vegan Society for a time, writing a recipe book "Essence: The Beginner's Guide to Veganism” which has recently come out (available at firstname.lastname@example.org), and he is now doing outreach work at festivals and events. Edward is an author, chef and media solicitor too. Edward lives in London.
Food bloggerin: blissfulandfit.com
Christy has been to over 38 countries and has been traveling for over a year with just a carry-on bag. Learn all about vegan travel, how to stay healthy while on the road, and all her secrets to staying fit even when you don't have access to a gym. She'll share her favorite easy meals, exercise routines, stretches and more.
Jan Gerdes/Hof Butenland
Many people feel compelled to establish sanctuaries to be able to offer a good home at least to those few animals who have escaped from the horrible conditions of factory farming. And there is no question as to whether there is a need for sanctuaries. Establishing and operating such a sanctuary, however, require a lot of pre-requisites and hard work..
Rico Gürtler/Burg Nagezahn
Rico’s organization Burg Nagezahn e. V. (Fortress Rodent Teeth) strives for rodents’ and rabbits’ rights. In his presentation, Rico will inform his audience about the current conditions under which these animals are kept in Germany and on how the organization is trying to improve their living conditions.
Jens Tuider/Julia Aumüller, ProVeg
Animal protection and animal rights association
150 Jahre nach seiner Gründung erfindet sich der VEBU neu und wird zu ProVeg. ProVeg ist die weltweit erste internationale Organisation für die pflanzliche Lebensweise und verfolgt einen breiten strategisch-effektiven und lösungsorientierten Ansatz. Die pflanzliche Lebensweise ist ein Multiproblemlöser für viele der drängendsten globalen Probleme – wie Tierleid, Umweltzerstörung, Gesundheitsprobleme und Welthunger. Mit dem konkreten Zwischenziel einer Reduktion des globalen Tierkonsums um mindestens 50 % bis zum Jahr 2040 setzt sich ProVeg für die Etablierung der pflanzlichen Lebensweise weltweit ein – hin zu einer Welt, in der sich alle für eine genussvolle und gesunde Ernährung entscheiden, die gut ist für alle Menschen, Tiere und unseren Planeten.
- its advantages over an omnivorous diet regarding the increase in lifestyle diseases
- the "myth of deficiences"
- laboratory analyses in vegans
- questions most frequently asked in a practitioner's practice
- the interesting topics of indigestion, the relationship between the microbiome and a vegan diet, and gut sanitation
Carsten Halmanseder und Nicolas Thun/Albert Schweitzer Stiftung für unsere Mitwelt
Animal protection and animal rights association
»»Are you opposed to factory farming as well? We would like to invite you to do a one-week protest that takes place on your own plates, by eating vegan. Can you do that?«. How do we get people to try more plant-based alternatives and, by doing so, prevent animals from suffering in the most direct and efficient way? Sometimes, the easiest way is the best: »We just friendly approach people and ask them if they, too, would like to do something against animal suffering by changing something on their own plates.« Nicolas Thun and Carsten Halmanseder of the Albert Schweitzer Foundation for our Contemporaries' street campaigning team talk about their communication and campaigning strategies. They would like to show the potential that lies especially in approaching people face to face and how to optimize that strategy with simple techniques.
Laufen gegen Leiden
Vegan running and triathlon group
The association offers an ideal opportunity for animal activism in a group of like-minded fellow sports enthusiasts. What is a GOODNIGHT RUN? How can I contribute to the association's work? Endurance sports and veganism – how does that fit? In our talk we would like to answer those and any other questions you may have. Angelika Sänger oversees the Goodnight Run Berlin-Tiergarten for Laufen gegen Leiden (Running against suffering) e.V. She is a certified ChiRunning instructor, QuiGong teacher and TCM diet coach.
"Do you have to abstain from fruit and vegetables if you suffer from a fructose intolerance? That would be a major challenge especially for vegans. I will show you, based on my own experience, how I came to be able to eat normally again."
AG Berliner Stadttauben
Working group committed to the sustainable and animal-friendly management of feral pigeons
Feral pigeons are part of the every-day cityscape. Yet there are few animals subject to so much prejudice, with grave consequences not only for the animals themselves - although the "feral pigeon problem" could be solved in an easy, animal-friendly, sustainable and cost-effective way. In their presentation, the AG Berliner Stadttauben (Initiative for Berlin's feral pigeons) presents concepts and gladly answers your questions.
The independent network Berlin Vegan was established in 2005 and comprises approximately 15 active people (between the ages of 23 and 60). These activists explicitly stand for a vegan lifestyle, animal rights and the preservation of nature as an expression and necessity of a civilized society. Their activities include the maintenance of the Berlin Vegan App for a vegan-friendly city-map of Berlin. They also organize a regular vegan gathering twice a month, maintain a calender of vegan event highlights and are of assistance when it comes to finding a room in a flat share.
Animal rights activist with a focus on equine protection
No other animals are used, loved and mistreated as are equids in Germany. Horses suffer from outdated traditions which are nothing but a pretext for anachronistic animal abuse and husbandry which is not in accordance with the animals' needs. My presentation will reveal widely unknown, tough facts to the visitors and grant those interested new perspectives on the everyday suffering of horses.
Vegan activist, pianist, singer, songwriter
As in many other countries, there is a strong vegan boom taking place in the United States as well. Michael Prikryl talks about this boom, the peculiarities in terms of veganism (e. g. products) and how to travel easily in the States as a vegan. Michael Prikryl was born in Olomouc, Tschechia, and grew up in Swabia. Later on, he lived for a long time in Oregon, U.S.A. which is the most vegan U.S. state according to a survey. He also lived in Canada and England, so he is a real globetrotter - at least with regard to the Northern hemisphere. Although he has been vegan for only a year, he quickly became an activist. Last year he spent several months in the United States, campaigning for animal protection and on veg fests.
Jens Tuider/Julia Aumüller
A US Born and UK raised Berlin street performer, passionately sings and performs her original brand of Americana tunes accompanied by David Stewart Ingleton on banjo and backing vocals. Prepare yourself for some serious badassery in cowboy boots.
“Vegan and sustainable cooking with little money”: On Friday Anna-Lena Klapp will cook on our stage! Anna-Lena is an ecotrophologist, journalist and blogger of the successful food blog Veggitale.de. Since 2009, Anna-Lena follows the vegan lifestyle and collected a huge amount of knowledge about the vegan movement as well as the impacts on humans, animals and our environment. She regularly releases editorial contributions for several magazines and websites as well as stands up for human and animal rights for years already. in Autumn 2016 she created her first book “Vegane Süßigkeiten - Klassiker zum Selbermachen”, published by Neunzehn Verlag. At the moment she is studying the master program “Public Health Nutrition” in Fulda and thereby combines nutrition and health science with politics and sociology.
Eva Seidel Fotografie
Also known as DJ Globalution -The Electro Swing and World-Beats expert and DJ started his career in 1987 at the Club Atelier 89 in the former East Berlin (GDR). He is one of the first Electro Swing DJ’s in Germany-living in Berlin. As editor he hosts the radio show “Planet Sounds” on Radio Corax Halle and uniRadio Berlin/ALEX. He produced various remixes for Andrej Hermlin & His Swing Dance Orchestra as well as RotFront,Whiskydenker, Bart & Baker and Max Pashm.
The Vegan Summer Festival is right around the corner and we are happy to announce our fashion show on Friday (3PM) and Saturday (2PM). This year several exhibitors are going to participate in the fashion show so that we have the opportunity to present many different styles of clothes. Most important, everything is vegan and fairtrade! For the styling we get supported by NoraMakeUpArtist. She started her business 8 years ago and since then she is working with animal experiment-free and vegan products (more informations on her website www.noramakeupartist.com
On Friday at 5:15 pm Jamie-Lee is on our stage. Some of you might know her from "The Voice of Germany", others saw her show at the Eurovision Song Contest last year. For all of you and for those who haven' heard the dedicated vegan - this Friday is the perfect opportunity!
A Voice- An Experience
Hannah Jaha a likeable appearance between Sade and Damien Rice. It is said that she got the soul in her voice from her roots in Gambia, that she knows how to capture the audience with her English and German lyrics and take them through the world of Hannah Jaha.
To find a category for her musical style is hard to realise but you will find Melo-Pop and Indie-Pop sounds in her music for sure. She has a velvety tone which makes her music incomparable and amazingly beautiful. Hannah Jaha is a must for every music enthusiast.
Mr. Shirazy & the Exile Orchestra is an audiovisuell collective consisting of musicians, visual artists, dancers, costum and food designers based in Cologne. the international group has their own musical style, Hi-Tekk-Global Funk and the self builded spaceship instrument FREEAK from Mr. Shirazy which release good energies and different vibes on our planet.
If you fusion the funk of James Brown, the electronic beats of Daft Punk and the psychodelic sounds from Pink Floyd you know exactly what the performance is going to be like. Furthermore, the visual artist of the group Miss Gilioux is the face of the first successful youtube channel about vegan lifestyle in the persian community “Anaare Sabz”.
The idea of a vegan lifestyle matches with the message of Mr. Shirazy & The Exile Orchestra as it is already mentioned in their previous album OCEAN: “We are all, drops in the ocean of unity..” On Friday you will have the chance to see the group in a life performance.
We are always happy about a donation to finance the Vegan Summer Festival.
For this reason, a donation box will be found in our lecture tent. Thanks for your support!